Month

April 2022
Q:        One of our high school government teachers would like to take all eligible senior students to the polls to vote during early voting. She has requested the use of a school bus to transport the students to the polls during the school day. Can we do this?  A:        No. The Attorney General has found...
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Q:       We have one Assistant Superintendent and she just resigned. I would like to eliminate the position and use the funds to create two new director posts. Does the Board have to take action to create the director positions prior to advertising the vacancies?  A:        Not likely. Because the Superintendent has specific authority...
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Q:        Our FCCLA team is going to Nationals and our parent booster club wants to do a raffle fundraiser to off-set the costs of the trip. I checked and they are not a 501(c)3 organization. Is this something they can legally do?  A:        No. Under the Texas Charitable Raffle Enabling Act (“CREA”), only...
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Q:        An elementary teacher on a term contract has consistently underperformed this school year. We held her contract from the renewal list in March. The campus principal is coaching her and would like to give the teacher an additional year to improve. However, because of her demonstrated poor performance, we want additional flexibility to end...
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Q:       I have a teacher on a probationary contract (new to the District) who has struggled with classroom management this year. After Spring Break, I put her on notice that I was holding her contract and would not be recommending renewal to the Board. She has since gone on Family Medical Leave and will...
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